EFCC Denies Media Report That It Has Declared Former Gov Matawalle Wanted

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Former Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied a report that it has declared former Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle wanted.

A publication by the Commission reads:

“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report, entitled, Alleged N70b Fraud: EFCC Declares Ex-Zamfara Gov, Matawalle Wanted, which appeared in the Sunday Tribune of June 18, 2023 and purports that the Commission had declared a former Zamafara State governor, Bello Matawalle wanted and requested the Department of State Service, DSS, to arrest him, “anywhere he is seen”.

“Without prejudice to the case involving the former governor, the report is incorrect as the Commission has yet to declare Matawalle wanted or solicit the assistance of any Agency, including the DSS, to effect his arrest.

“The Commission has standard procedure for declaring persons wanted and communicating same to the public, not through faceless ‘security sources’.”

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